Today I finally got around to starting to install some hella 500FFs on my 2000 TJ which never had or was setup for aftemarket lights, therefore I need to do all the wiring and install my own switch that came with the package...
Ok never did this before and everything was going well but I have a dillema...
On the relay there are 4 wires going out of it to the following:
1) To Ground
2) To Lights
3) To Battery
4) To switch
All that makes sense..
Now on the switch itself I am baffled.. Looks like 3 wires get connected to it that go to the following
1) To Ground
2) To Relay
3) To high beam 12v wire???
The number 3 is what I am confused with.. why do I need to connect a wire to the high beam?? Don't I just need the battery connection to the relay to get power??... These lights are on there own switch and have nothing to do with my standard lights or high beams...
I guess I just am curious why I need to connect to this high beam wire?.. Also if this is necessary which wire is it that goes into the head lights (each head light looks like it has three wires going into them..
Only one of the wires is the power to the High beam the other 2 are power to the low beam and then the ground.
No you do not have to connect it to the headlight wire. Most all tell you to do this but it is to save you from a ticket so to speek. When you connect it into the highbeam wire ...the fogs will turn off when you ingage your highbeams.
^^ Ok so what your saying is from the switch I only need 2 wires correct?
1 to ground
1 to relay
And can leave the third prong on my switch blank that they have in the diargram with the wire going from it to the high beam wire?... I plan on just controlling the hellas on my own I am not gonna worry about letting the high beams turn them off like u mentioned above...
^^ Thanks for the help everyone.. one last question is it safe to go from the switch to the battery and not tap into the high beam wire (i am not gonna light my jeep on fire right lol)?? Since I plan on manually controlling these lights and am not relying on the high beams being on to turn these off...
If so this would be my final connections...
From relay I will have wires going to:
And The following wires will be going from the switch to:
3)Too ground (since my switch does light up)
I'm glad we don't have inspections...that's so dumb...nobody should ever know if they're on with your high beams or not because your high beams should never be on when you come across an oncoming vehicle anyway. Gotta love the government...catering to the idiots of this world...
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Ya want me to add some fuel to the fire. If you get a triple switch with an "ON-OFF-ON" you can switch to the first on and relay it through the High Beams....then switch to OFF and nothing will come on....or switch to the other ON for direct ON without headlamps (low or high) on. This set-up is waaayyyyy cool.
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